Yosemite National Park

Bass Lake, Yosemite National Park…

mountains, waterfalls, trees, lakes, a place of serene beauty 360° around you. I stayed at a resort at Bass Lake, which was made up of little chalets on the side of a mountain. It’s a bit of a steep walk up to the chalets from the restaurant/reception area, but once you get there, it is amazing! 2 stories, with a little kitchen and a balcony overlooking the trees and the famous Bass Lake. It’s amazing to see the fog rising over the lake in the cool autumn morning. 

Bass Lake Fog

As it was fall, we couldn’t do any of the water sports but just walking to one of the docks at sunrise to see the calm lake was good enough.

Bass Lake Sunrise

While in this forest wonderland, we went to the heart of Yosemite National Park. We first stopped at “tunnel view” which was a small parking lot at the end of a tunnel where the famous half dome El Capitan mountain photos are taken! 

El Capitain

Next we went into the valley of the park and started our hike up Vernal Falls. Hiking up was 2 things: 1. exhausting, because of the steepness of the mountain trails, and 2. gorgeous, because of the beautiful views! 360′ around you are giant mountains, trees, huge boulders, and the freshest air you can imagine! I only made it to the halfway point bridge over the waterfall because I was so tired, but it was worth every second! 

Yosemite Mountain

Once we reached the valley again, we had a picnic lunch beside a river which was so relaxing! 

Yosemite River

This is one of my most favourite places I’ve ever been to and I wish I was able to spend more time there to maybe camp or bike around the valley! Definitely a place I need to go back to one day and I recommend everyone go to!

Check out my short highlights video from my whole trip (Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, Los Angeles)!




    • I’m sure it’s doable without a car but would take some searching. You can camp in the valley and there are buses & stops that bring you around the valley, stores, campsites, etc, so that could be an option. Have fun if you go!


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